Proposal talk:White tie gala for Wikipedia

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Unless you are willing to hang banners saying "End Tax Havens Now!" I will be reserving my white tie for a more auspicious occasion. *adjusts monocle* 99.60.0.22 04:46, 19 August 2009 (UTC)

Like when your brother- and sister-in law visit you at home on a weekend? *adjusts monocle* GVnayR 21:36, 19 August 2009 (UTC)
All the banners read "[Citation Needed]". *adjusts cap* -- 203.171.196.165 (PaulxSA) 05:28, 21 August 2009 (UTC)
By the time English Wikipedia reaches its 4,000,000th article, there will probably be a reason to celebrate because there could be 5,000 FA-class articles by then. GVnayR 03:53, 3 September 2009 (UTC)

This proposal made me lol Mbrar.web 09:38, 20 August 2009 (UTC)

Impact?

Some proposals will have massive impact on end-users, including non-editors. Some will have minimal impact. What will be the impact of this proposal on our end-users? -- Philippe 00:18, 3 September 2009 (UTC)

The impact of the proposal is to get the Wikipedians actually celebrating their milestone in a social event, rather than being private about it. GVnayR 03:52, 3 September 2009 (UTC)

Wrong ethos

One of the good things about Wikimania and other meetups is the inclusive ethos of making our real life events affordable for as many editors as possible. We have a culture based on valuing people for their encyclopaedic contributions, a big ticket formal do wouldn't fit in with this. WereSpielChequers 23:01, 1 October 2009 (UTC)

I was kind of hoping to improve the image of English Wikipedia by having an elegant evening out in an elegant city. A big ticket formal would be sort of like a senior prom for the editors. There are people who can't afford to go to the prom but the ones who want to show up do it anyway. What kind of party were you planning for English Wikipedia's 4,000,000th article? T-shirts and jeans with bartenders serving cheap domestic beer and guest speakers with forgettable speeches? GVnayR 03:15, 21 October 2009 (UTC)